Peter Aponick, 86, of 111 W. Laurel St., Frackville, died Friday at Broad Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.
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Born February 21, 1921, he was the son of the late Andrew and Alexandria Soroka Aponick. He was a 1940 graduate of West Mahanoy High School.
He was an Army veteran of World War II having served in the Asiatic Pacific theatre of operations.
He worked for 33 years as an assembler with the Dana Corp. — Parish Steel division.
Peter was well known as an avid bowler and sportsman. He was secretary of the Shenandoah Bowling Association for 25 years and secretary of many bowling leagues. He participated in the National ABC Bowling Tournaments for 44 years and for more than 50 years competed in state competitions across the country. He was inducted into the Pottsville Hall of Fame for bowling. He played for the Dazzlers All Star Basketball Team in West Mahanoy Township and was an avid Phillies Fan.
He was a member of St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, Frackville, and the Russian Brotherhood Association, Frackville, a former member of the Shenandoah Heights Fire Company.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Bader Aponick,in 1974; four brothers, his twin brother, Paul, and brothers, Walter, Wassil "Wash" and Joseph Aponick; two sisters, Anna Aponick and Mary Jachimowicz.
He is survived by his wife, Lenore J. DiPitro Yashin Aponick, to whom was married 20 years on March 28; a son, Peter J. and wife, Lynn Aponick, Meyerstown; a stepson, Frank and wife, Loretta Yashin, Frackville; two sisters, Elizabeth Nahas and Helen Zancusky, both of Shenandoah Heights; three grandchildren, Taylor, Lynn and Mitchell Peter Aponick, Meyerstown, and Katrina Marie Yashin, Frackville; nieces and nephews.
Panahida Service will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, and Divine Liturgy with Burial Service will be at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, Frackville. Interment will be St. Michael Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Peter's name to St. Michael Memorial Fund, 45 S. Second St. Frackville, PA 17931.
Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Republican & Herald on June 9, 2007